Registration Price Dropped for R2D2

r2d2Have you been on the fence about joining the Second Annual Ride to Defeat Diabetes (R2D2)? Hop off that fence and get ready to ride: it just got even more affordable.
Registration fees have been dropped by more than half, to encourage more riders to come out to support this family-friendly, fun way to raise awareness of Solano County’s diabetes crisis, and to benefit the NorthBay Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology.

The 10-mile ride is free for children age 16 and under. Riders ages 17 and up will now register for just $10. There is a $25 registration fee for the 25-mile ride, and the 60-mile ride registration fee is now just $30. T-shirts, a raffle ticket, lunch and refreshments will be provided for registered riders.

R2D2 is set for Sunday, Oct. 6. The 10-mile ride goes on a route to the unincorporated area of Elmira; there is a 25-mile and 60-mile ride for more serious cyclists. All will start from NorthBay  VacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville.

Anyone wishing to volunteer on the day of the event is encouraged to sign up at the R2D2 website at, says Ken McCollum, vice president, Human Resources.

The 60-mile ride departs at 7:30 a.m., the 25-mile ride at 8 a.m., and the 10-mile ride will depart at 10 a.m.
Register online through the NorthBay website at